Tennessee Board of Social Workers Requirements

 CE Requirements:

LBSW Renewal: 9 hours continuing education.  Four (4) hours shall be in social work. Three (3) hours shall be in professional ethics. Two (2) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics.
LMSW Renewal: 12 hours continuing education. Seven (7) hours shall be in social work. Three (3) hours shall be in professional ethics. Two (2) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics
LAPSW Renewal: 15 hours continuing education. Ten (10) hours shall be in social work. Three (3) hours shall be in professional ethics. Two (2) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics.
LSCW Renewal: 15 hours continuing education. Ten (10) hours shall be in social work. Three (3) hours shall be in professional ethics. Two (2) hours shall be in either social work or professional ethics.

Social Work licenses expire annually. A maximum of two-thirds (2⁄3) of a licensee’s credit hours may be granted for home-study courses during each calendar year.

Those licensees who hold more than one (1) category of licensure to practice social work must separately satisfy the continuing education requirements for each level of licensure.

For more information visit the Tennessee Board of Social Workers